History of Terrorism Research Network

We take a conceptual approach to terrorism.  We understand that terrorism is a contested concept.  Its meaning and use have changed over time, yet history can help us to understand these meanings, changes, and their significance, for the histories of terrorism and the societies in which it operated. For more information contact Dr Chris Millington, c.millington@mmu.ac.uk


Dr Stuart Aveyard

Manchester Metropolitan University

A historian of twentieth century Britain and Ireland, specialising in the Northern Ireland conflict.

Dr Bernhard Blumenau

University of St Andrews

Professor James Crossland

Liverpool John Moores University

A Professor of International History, whose present interests lie in the history of terrorism, intelligence and propaganda. 

Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid

University of Sheffield

A historian of Irish history, in particular the Irish Revolution, and the history of political violence and terrorism since the nineteenth century.

Professor Beatrice de Graaf

Utrecht University

A historian of security and a terrorism researcher.

Dr Chris Millington

Manchester Metropolitan University

A historian of modern France, political extremism and violence, and terrorism.

Dr Timothy Wilson

University of St Andrews


22 May 2024: History and Terrorism Workshop, MMU, UK (click to download the programme)